Episode 52: Nicolas Jaar, Live @ MWT

Sometimes the quality of talent that we have at our weekly Wednesday party, Midweek Techno, just BLOWS me away. Like does Boston even realize the resource they have right under their NOSES??? Doubtful, but alas, we keep on truckin.

Take for example a few months back when we PROUDLY presented the extraordinary talents of the young producer/live performer Nicholas Jaar. At only 19 years old (a FRESHMAN at Brown University) this young French transplant and musical prodigy has created quite a stir with releases for the likes of Wolf + Lamb and AirDrop Records and now on his own imprint, Clown and Sunset.

I’ve always been a bit iffy about Ableton sets, quite often it seems like the energy just isnt there. Nicolas Jaar’s performance however, is quite the contrary, his music weaves together like the gils of a french accordion, taking us all over the musical spectrum, way beyond simply DANCE music. Melodies, moods, emotions, seems like sky’s the limit for young Nico.

Just a few more tidbits: Seth Troxler’s remix of Nicolas Jaar “The Student” was the flipside to the recent deep bomb “Aphrika EP” that seems to be getting canned everywhere. Don’t sleep just cuz it doesn’t feature The Angelizer. Also, Nico is in cahoots with fellow Parisian Le Loup (performing at Midweek Techno June 3rd), who has also just released digitally the “See Line Ep” on Wolf + Lamb, again with a remix of “The Student” and another titled “Nico’s Bath Dance” which I imagine was created by both of these two yoots.

Sorry, no idea what was played, although I think I hear the Violent Femmes in there!

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Episode 52: Nicolas Jaar, Live @ MWT